- Edition: 75
- Signature: Each sculpture is signed and dated by the
artist on the bottom
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R. Kenton Nelson
was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He
attended Long Beach State University, then the Otis Parsons Art Institute,
and for the last 25 years has had his studio in Pasadena. He has
been on the faculty of the Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles
and the Academy of Art in San Francisco.
Just last year alone, Nelson had solo exhibitions in New York,
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pasadena and Montecito, California, as well
as Austria. His work has graced the cover of the New Yorker and
was seen in the award-winning film Something’s
Got to Give.
He recently had his first retrospective entitled “Rhyme and
Reason” and “Prose and Cons,” at the Pasadena
Museum of California Art and the Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College
in Montecito, California. (www.rkentonnelson.com)
Nelson’s paintings idealize the ordinary, from the lowly
clothespin to attractive young people riding bicycles or simply
waiting. For Frostig, Nelson chose to sculpt the bellman, an Everyman
who often appears in his paintings. This is the first bronze sculpture
Nelson has created in recent years and a rare opportunity for collectors.
R. Kenton Nelson 2007